Revisiting: Humanities Research Infrastructure is Great ROI

What brings humanities infrastructure together — whether materials-based (content) or process-based (projects) or tools-based (platforms and laboratories) — is an iterative process of knowledge creation. Revisiting a post from 2020.

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Revisiting: Will the Future of Scholarly Communication Be Pluralistic and Democratic, or Monocultural and Authoritarian?

Rick Anderson revisits a 2020 post: One way or another, the #scholcomm community is going to choose either a diversity of publishing models or a monoculture, because it can’t have both. How will this choice be made, and by whom?

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It’s Good to be Back… But What Happens Now?

Reflections on what’s next for getting together in the real world, in a time of climate change and pandemics.

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10 Years of Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research: An Interview with the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable (Part 2)

An interview with principals of the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, whose work significantly shaped the Holdren Memo on public access to federally-funded research.

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10 Years of Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research: An Interview with the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable (Part 1)

An interview with principals of the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable, whose work significantly shaped the Holdren Memo on public access to federally-funded research.

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Ask the Community: Why Do You Volunteer?

As the long-awaited, in-person SSP Annual Meeting approaches, we are hosting two events where prospective volunteers can learn about opportunities within the Society. We asked members of the community to share: which organization(s) do you volunteer for and why? 

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Community, Inclusivity, Adaptability, and Integrity  

In today’s post, Alice Meadows talks to Randy Townsend and Miranda Walker about the recent work they led to identify and articulate SSP’s core values, and how they’ll be embedded in the society’s future activities.

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Revisiting: Why Aren’t There More Women at the Top in Scholarly Publishing?

Alice Meadows revisits a post from 2013 that looked at how the scholarly publishing field fares in terms of the number of women in leadership roles. Nine years later, has anything changed?

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Accelerating Open Research: A Multi-stakeholder Discussion

Robert Harington reports on the recent SSP Publisher-Funder Task Force closed forum of funders, publishers, librarians and academics, who met to discuss how collaboration among stakeholder groups may accelerate a transition to open research.

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Libraries and the Contested Terrain of “Neutrality”

Are libraries “neutral”? That question is way too simplistic to serve as anything other than a political football.

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The Future of Scholarly Societies: Interviews with Society Leaders (Part 2)

In this second of two posts, Robert Harington talks with several forward-thinking Society Executive Directors/CEOs, representing a range of fields, on the future of scholarly society operations and strategy.

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